US expat faces jail term for illicit sexual relations while in PH.

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He will wish he was in a Philippine Prison! He will end up as someone's GF in the place he's going.

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1187027

MANILA – A former United States Department of State employee has pleaded guilty to engaging in illicit sexual relations with a minor while assigned at the US Embassy here for four years.

Dean Edward Cheves, 63, admitted his guilt to the charges, according to a statement quoting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite Jr. of the US Justice Department’s Criminal Division and lawyer Jessica Aber of the Eastern District of Virginia.

"Cheves is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 20, 2023 and faces a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison on each count. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the US sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors," the press statement read.

Cheves was serving at the US Embassy in Manila from 2017 to 2021 when he interacted with minors online.

From December 2020 to March 2021, Cheves communicated online with a then 15 or 16-year-old Filipino, whom he paid to send him explicit images.

In February 2021, Cheves also had sex on two occasions with a another 16-year-old and used his government-issued mobile phone to film at least one of the illicit acts.

The child sex abuse video materials were found on devices seized from Cheves’ residence in the Philippines.

"Cheves knew the ages of both minors at the time he engaged in the conduct," the statement added. 

The US Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service Office of Special Investigations investigated the case with assistance provided by its Regional Security Office, Homeland Security Investigations Attaché’s Office in the Philippines, and the Philippine National Police. (PNA)
 

 

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2 minutes ago, Ram1957 said:

He will end up as someone's GF in the place he's going

Yuchh.  He is 63.  Who wants a GF that old . . even in prison.

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1 hour ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

Yuchh.  He is 63.  Who wants a GF that old . . even in prison.

It's the U.S.  Some liberal prosecutor will let him off easy.

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1 hour ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

Who wants a GF that old

I am thinking it might be little boys....

1 hour ago, Ram1957 said:

15 or 16-year-old Filipino

 

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16 minutes ago, scott h said:

I am thinking it might be little boys....

 

No, girls.  The other article I read was specific.  Not sure why this one was not.

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 More details of his crimes.

https://lawandcrime.com/crime/ex-u-s-foreign-service-member-admits-to-sexual-abuse-told-victim-his-exact-job-title-and-warned-her-this-kind-of-thing-causes-international-incidents/

A 63-year-old former U.S. State Department employee on Monday admitted to engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, namely the Philippines, where he was working at the U.S. Embassy.

Dean Edward Cheves, a former U.S. diplomat, knowingly and deliberately preyed upon young girls over the internet, and even used his government-issued cell phone to document evidence of his crimes.

The U.S. Department of Justice said that Cheves was working as a government employee from 2017 to 2021. During that time, he admittedly paid one girl to send sexually explicit images and sexually abused a second girl. In both instances, he knew the victims were minors, DOJ said.

While in the Philippines, the defendant stayed in housing leased by the United States that was used by personnel, such as the defendant, assigned to the United States embassy. According to the statement of facts, a victim identified only as Minor 2 was 15 when she first encountered Cheves online.

“In January 2021, while chatting in the messaging application, the defendant agreed to purchase ‘private’ pictures from Minor 2 [..] some of which show Minor 2 engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” court documents said. On February 5, 2021, while the defendant wasat his embassy-provided residence, the defendant asked Minor 2 via the aforementioned messaging application to make and send videos specifically for him (as opposed to sending videos that already exist), and specifically requested a video of the victim masturbating.”

When the victim said no, Cheves said she “missing out” and urged her to “try it.” The defendant said “lol no thanks” when the victim proposed sending a video that didn’t include masturbation, documents said. Cheves reiterated his request.

“During this conversation, Minor 2 noted that she would be turning 16 soon, which the defendant acknowledged,” the statement of facts continued. “Later that day Minor 2 sent a series of pictures and videos, many of which constituted sexually explicit images.”

The defendant’s misconduct only escalated from here. In March 2021, Cheves asked the victim to “shave her pubic area for the next pictures” and “directed” her to pose for nude images.

After receiving the images, Cheves said, “can’t (sic) wait for [the victim] to grow up,” documents continued.

The statement of facts said that Cheves met a second 16-year-old girl online in January 2021. He was remarkably candid about what he did for a living and how that meant being “extra careful”  was necessary.

“The defendant and Minor 1 engaged in chat conversations, during which the defendant told Minor 1 that he worked for the U.S. Embassy and shared his exact job title, telling Minor 1 that he needed to be ‘extra careful’ because ‘[t]his kind of thing causes international incidents,'” the statement of facts said.

Prosecutors said Cheves told the minor she was “[o]lder than others [has has] been chatting with” and that he had “previously had sex with a 14-year-old in Brazil, had taken her to a ‘sex motel’ and had taken pictures of a sexual encounter with her.”

Court documents said that the defendant went on to record “genital-genital sex” abuse on his government-issued iPhone.

“The defendant later sent videos of these sex acts to Minor 1 on the internet-based messaging platform, noting that he had ‘fixed the exposure,’ that ‘the slo mo one is fun,’ and that the videos would look good posted on a pornography site. The defendant also emailed one of the videos to an email address associated with Minor 1.”

Cheves’ sentencing was set in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he was arrested in the case after returning to the U.S. in 2021. That proceeding is expected to take place on Jan. 20, 2023. Prosecutors said he faces up to 30 years behind bars for each count.

 

 

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